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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0352  Friday, 16 December 2011

 

From:         Jack Heller < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         December 15, 2011 4:07:53 PM EST

Subject:      Re: Radio Show

 

Colleagues:

 

I wrote amiss recently when I stated that Curt Tofteland is helping to start a Shakespeare Behind Bars type of program in Australia. Rather, he is working with a program already well-established. Here is that program's own story:

 

http://www.qldshakespeare.org/prison_project_history.html

 

I might as well ask if anyone has surveyed the number of prison Shakespeare programs worldwide. I do recall an NPR segment last year about a production of R&J in a South African detention center. (I think it was a youth program.) I will also recommend the book released last year, Performing New Lives, a collection of essays edited by Jonathan Shaillor and Evelyn Ploumis-Devick.

 

Cheers,

Jack Heller  

 

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